Look into Charlottesville, Virginia Airport. We have a 4th Year/Rat at VMI now and we have flown in and it is only an hour away from VMI.My son is a current high school junior, and very interested in VMI. We attended an information night in Dallas last year, and learned that he could come to VMI for an overnight visit. We were told that he could interview at that time. My question is: should he wait until his senior year to do this? Would junior year be too early to interview?
Also, which airport do most people use?
My son is a 2nd at VMI ( junior) The Ratline is very structured. At VMI everything is earned as you move up in the classes. Rats (freshman) have basically zero privileges. When they Breakout and become 4th Class Cadets ( they are not considered a class or a cadet until they Breakout), 3rds have more privileges, 2nds more than thirds and 1sts the most.My son is a junior in HS at a military HS in SC. We are considering a SMC for college for him. How has your experience been? I am a bit worried about hazing/abuse and the like. The yelling, discipline, structure, PT are all ok, but I worry about the hidden aspects of starting at the bottom.
My son applied to VMI this year. Crossing our fingers he gets in. He also applied for the AROTC scholarship. If he does not get the scholarship, does VMI offer a lot of financial aid?I am currently a rat at VMI. If anyone has any questions about VMI you can ask me here and I'll do my best to get back to you ASAP.